“Do the job once, and do it right.”
Learn more about our the values and production process that the team at Timberwest operate by.
“If you wouldn’t accept it yourself, don’t expect the customer to.”
We like our customers to feel welcome and help out wherever possible, even if it’s just offering information to help them out. As a company we usually do “Job Lot” Orders. This means everything is custom run to customer’s specifications. We always try to work within customer’s time frame.
Timberwest came about from a company that used to make solid timber cabinet doors. We used to get asked to run mouldings, make panels, benchtops and also to supply dressed timber.
We realised that there was a market for this type of business to supply cabinet makers, shopfitters and the handyman, so we decided to set up timberwest as a separate entity.
The company started in 1996. There was originally three partners but over the next 2 or 3 years I became the owner with my wife. We as a company try to have a happy and enjoyable workplace.
Meet Our Team
A tight knit team of people with a real passion for their craft. Backed by years of experience and living by the mantra, “Do the job once, and do it right.”
One of my favourite things is being able to make custom items for customers, which at times can be very challenging. But it’s great to see their face when they see you’ve delivered exactly what they were looking for. I enjoy making unique things from wood, seeing a finished piece of work that was once just a simple slab of timber is my favourite thing about woodwork.
My two favourite types of wood are:
1. Marri, which is a very busy timber with lots of gum vein and gum pockets in.
2. American oak, which has a very prolific grain that looks great when polished.
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High Quality Species of Wood
Timberwest offer all varieties of Australian timbers, plus a huge range of American & European timbers. Other Timbers are available upon request.
Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a medium reddish brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a pale yellowish color.
Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a deeper golden brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a pale yellowish color, typically 1-2″ wide.
American Rock Maple
Cherry is a strong wood, quite hard and compact, its colour varies from orange to rich red with dark grains. In radial surfaces the annual rings design beautiful rays.
European Rock Maple
Sapwood colour ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream colour, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue.
Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white.
Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a gray, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is nearly white.
The sapwood of American white oak is light coloured and the heartwood is light to dark brown.
Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood.
American White Ash
The heartwood is a light to medium brown color. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown.
Heartwood is pale yellowish-brown, and the sapwood is sufficiently paler to be distinguishable.
Blackbutt Eastern States
The heartwood is Pale Brown to Golden Yellow.
The colour of the Heartwood can vary from a greyish pink to a reddish brown and the sapwood colour is usually paler.
Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue. Veneer tends to be slightly darker colored, as slicing the veneer usually requires the wood to be prepared with steam, which gives the wood a more golden tone.
Heartwood color ranges from a light red or brown to a darker brick red; tends to darken with exposure to light. Thin sapwood is a pale yellow to pink.
Marri's yellow to pale brown heartwood and paler to white sapwood contrast beautifully with the dark red gum that features on the tree's trunk.
Typically a dark reddish or purplish brown; commonly with white resin streaks present.
New Guinea Teak
Its sapwood is usually coloured blonde or pale yellow, while the heartwood can range from golden brown to olive gray.
The heartwood ranges in colour from pale pink to red brown. Sapwood is usually paler in colour but is not always clearly differentiated.
Heartwood is pink to reddish brown, sometimes with darker blackish streaks. Somewhat well defined sapwood is a light yellowish brown.
The heartwood ranges from light brown through definite browns to deep red-brown hues. Sapwood is white to light brown in colour.
Sydney Blue Gum
The heartwood of Sydney blue gum ranges in colour from dark pink to reddish brown.
Color can be highly variable, but tends to be medium golden or reddish brown, similar to Koa or Mahogany.
Heartwood pale to light brown in colour with a pinkish tinge. Sapwood is pale yellow, usually distinguishable from the heartwood.
Heartwood tends to be a medium yellow to light brown.
Western Red Cedar
Heartwood reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas.
Darwin Stringy Bark
Northern Silky Oak
Queensland Silver Ash
Red Tulip Oak
The heartwood ranges from dark brown to chocolate shades deepening almost to black; sometimes streaked with lighter coloured bands. The sapwood is white to yellow in colour. Machines and turns well to a smooth finish. No difficulty has been experienced with the use of standard fittings and fastenings.
Heartwood is pink to light brown. The black wattle timber is one of the most fire resistant timbers and is often used as a firebreak in bushfire prone areas. Also as firewood as it burns slowly.
It has bright red heartwood and a medium even texture with interlocking grain making it extremely stable and durable. The cooktown Ironwood is extremely stable and durable.
Sapwood pale yellow or white, fairly wide and not always clearly demarcated from the reddish-brown or pale red heartwood. It is one of the few hardwoods of the Northern Territory to grow to a useful millable size and is probably its main potential commercial hardwood species.
The glorious heartwood is pale pink to brown. Sapwood is usually almost white. Overall a fairly easy wood to work with. Glues and Finishes well.
Heartwood ranges from yellow to golden or reddish brown, darkening with age. Overall good working characteristics. Turns, glues, and finishes well.
The heartwood ranges from silver-white to pale yellow shades. Silver Ash works very well either by hand or machine.Excellent cabinet timber.
Large hardwood found in North Queensland rainforests with a pink to red-brown heartwood and whitish sapwood. Tulip Oak has a coarse, even texture.
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Alan Bland, Owner.